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My right foot, at the back just above the sole. Where there are folds is dry flakey and extremely itchy! and red. What could it be? Athletes foot? Thx

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In brief: Itchy skin

Athlete's foot can present as itchy, flaky, red skin, but also there are other skin conditions that can look like that.
See a podiatrist so you can be evaluated and receive treatment.

In brief: Itchy skin

Athlete's foot can present as itchy, flaky, red skin, but also there are other skin conditions that can look like that.
See a podiatrist so you can be evaluated and receive treatment.
Thank
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Dermatitis

Which is a fancy name for irritated skin and that is a common area to be irritated- whether form dry skin or shoes rubbing .
Try using shea butter there regularly and see if that helps. If it continues see a podiatrist...Athletes foot is more typically on the soles and toes than the area you describe.

In brief: Dermatitis

Which is a fancy name for irritated skin and that is a common area to be irritated- whether form dry skin or shoes rubbing .
Try using shea butter there regularly and see if that helps. If it continues see a podiatrist...Athletes foot is more typically on the soles and toes than the area you describe.
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